Published August 26, 2019 | Version v1
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ARTICONF: Towards a Smart Social Media Ecosystem in a Blockchain Federated Environment

  • 1. Institute of Information Technology, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
  • 2. Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 3. School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • 4. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Stavanger, Norway
  • 5. University of Information Science and Technology, Republic of North Macedonia
  • 6. MOG Technologies, Maia, Portugal


The ARTICONF project funded by the European Horizon 2020 program addresses issues of trust, time-criticality and democratisation for a new generation of federated infrastructure, to fulfil the privacy, robustness, and autonomy related promises critical in proprietary social media platforms. It aims to: (1) simplify the creation of open and agile social media ecosystem with trusted participation using a two stage permissioned blockchain; (2) automatically detect interest groups and communities using graph anonymization techniques for decentralised and tokenized decision-making and reasoning; (3) elastically autoscale time-critical social media applications through an adaptive orchestrated Cloud edge-based infrastructure meeting application runtime requirements; and (4) enhance monetary inclusion in collaborative models through cognition and knowledge supply chains. We summarize the initial envisaged
architecture of the ARTICONF ecosystem, the industrial pilot use cases for validating it, and the planned innovations compared to related other European research projects.



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ARTICONF – smART socIal media eCOsytstem in a blockchaiN Federated environment 825134
European Commission